Sancal Monday 14 May 2012

Float, designed by Karim Rashid in conjunction with Sancal is a contemporary couch designed for multiple purposes.

This slim floating seat with incorporated back wall, provides complete privacy in open spaces - to recline on, hang a coat on, or simply wait in the secluded area courtesy of its high back.

One of the main characteristics of Karim's designs is colourful combinations. Sancal products meanwhile tend to be less vibrant. Float offers a perfect balance, with greater relevance to the textures and the touches of colour reserved for smaller details, such as the headrest and cushions.

Each Float component (arms, seat, back and headrest) can be selected in a different fabric. There is also a single colour option, upholstered using the same fabric.

Float is available in three sizes: two sofas with a low back and one sofa with a high back. The latter offers different combinations; instead of the straight arms you can choose an inclined arm to lie back on like a divan. Furthermore, two hangers can be attached to the high back as if as it were a wall.

For the cushions and headrests, Karim has designed a series of patterns named Cairo. The collection is inspired by Egypt, where the designer was born. With a strong contemporary approach, Karim unites tradition and personal memories, adding bright colours to pictures of organic geometry.

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People are at the core of Sancal’s ethos: they create for, and are thankful to, the discerning customer. Their premise is to design products which go forward, which convey value and allow us to create singular spaces. Sancal aims to enhance our habitat with enjoyable products, a product designed with care; progeny of a venture conceived with dedication.

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